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Henry M. Flagler Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 798 students

 

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Posted June 25, 2014

I have seen much dedication and devotion from the teachers for the students of all ages here at Henry M Flagler Elementary. Year after year what teachers give goes above and beyond in their work and tremendous effort to provide a helping hand in the education of all our students. This determination and strive is what is helping our students to overcome and be successful in everything that they do.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2013

I find Henry M. Flagler one of the most amazign and powerful schools in Miami-Dade County. My child feels comfortale at this school. And the fourth grade teachers Mrs. Gonzales and Mrs. Rodriguez are very supportive and the dedication that they have to help students with their education and their goals are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

This school is great location, friendly staff, my child was honor roll during the year, and it was her first year in USA, in this school in first grade, I am so glad about this!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

My son started his first year in this school for Kindergarten. This school is average to say the least. They have been updating their website for the past 2 years.You have no idea what is going on unless you A) Wait outside the school and speak with the teacher , which in that case get in line or B) Grill your child about their teachers and activities. When you try getting in touch with teachers you are told to send your child with a note so the teacher can contact you back. Ive yet to get a response from my sons first period teacher. They give the children several teachers. Especially if your child is in the gifted program.My son currently has 3 teachers. I can only seem to get a hold of 1. As far as learning another language,I requested to have my son placed in a Spanish for beginners class. Since the area is predominately a hispanic neIghborhood and most of the children learned english as a secondary language I feel my son is not being taught the actual carriculum that should be taught in this class. It appears the teacher just assumes the majority knows what she is saying and speaks and writes in spanish without any translation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2011

You know it's horrible what has been said about Miss Oliva since last year but my daughter was in that same class last year and she was a straight A student. And like most you will think its preference with my daughter, but guess what, my son has her this year and he's not even close to being a straight A student. As soon as we as parents know who our children are and watch them out of their regular home environment, then you'll know if your child has a problem or the teacher does. Because I as a parent of two kids in this school, have watch them both succeed in what they do because of the helping hand their teachers have had. I think Ms. Oliva is one of the best teachers in that school and wouldnt settle for anyone else. And for all those parents who hate Ms. Oliva and tried to get her fired, I know who most of you are and the comments you've made but I've watched most of your kids since their kindergarten days and guess what? They are not who you think they are. The work is hard, the homework is hard, but if the effort from us as parents is harder, then I don't see why our children cannot succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

My daughter had learned a lot this year. She started 3rd grade reading at preprimer level in Reading. She has always had issues with reading since first grade. My daughter's 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Lago, has gone far and beyond to help my daughter, and the rest of her students. She devouted 41/2 hours a week since September 2010 three times per week to tutor her students without getting paid for those extra hours. She is very patient, kind and caring to the well being of her students. My daughter now is reading at a 4th grade level, and she seems to be more sure of herself. Ms Lago is the greatest teacher my daughter has ever met. She is an excellent teacher that goes the extra mile to make miracles happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2011

Stay away from this school if you can. The principal is not willing to respect and/or listen to parents. In my kids 2do grade class, with Miss Oliva, there are 12 parents that are unhappy about their kids performance and lack of will to go to school. However the administrations has done nothing. After trying and trying I decided to move my kind out of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

Great school for my son, he is a gifted student since 2nd grade, and he was accepted in the Break Trough Miami program, all thanks to his teachers, the best in the school. It isa very safe and confortable place to me and my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

This school has some of the best teachers in Miamidade county. The fifth grade team is excellent. Mrs. Ramos is the best math teacher my child has encountered in all of his elemetary years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

I agree with the last posting On aug 24,09.. I have been having so many problems with this school let along a teacher. The office staff has horrible communication and have many two safety mistake will my son. I'm currently fighting the region office so my son to can be transfer out of this school. I'll be damn if I keep him there. If not I will hire a attorney to hand this matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

Where do I start...Horrible communication between the school and parents. The principal was impossible to meet with. Not a very supportive system at all. My mother has been a teacher all my life and I was lucky enough to have been raised with a Massachusetts education to know the difference between faculty that care and ones that really don't. With the exception of a few teachers, they really didn't care. My son almost scored perfect on his joke of an FCAT test and I am happy to say this year he will be at another Dade public school...wish me luck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

This is a clean and friendly school. My daughter Grace learned a lot while she was there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2006

I find Henry M. Flagler one of the most amazign and powerful schools in Miami-Dade County. My child feels safe and comfortale at the school. THe teachers are very supportive and welcoming. The administrative team is very knowledgeable and always willing to help. I wish my child could attend Henry M. FLafler forever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

My daughter went to this school for 6 years and I find the school very safe. They are very concern with kids safety and that this days is as important as their education.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
78%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 98%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%58%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • "A" school by the Florida Department of Education (2007)
  • "A" school by the Florida Department of Education (2006)
  • Among the top 100 schools in Florida for student gains (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MS. ZULEMA C LAMAZARES
Fax number
  • (305) 448-8508

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Arts & music

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Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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5222 Northwest 1st Street
Miami, FL 33126
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